Compare 2015 INFINITI Q40 vs 2015 BMW 3-Series

2015 INFINITI Q40
2015 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $31,574 $33,950
4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $33,061 $35,550
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $32,655 $34,950
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 320i xDrive 23 35 $32,655 $34,950
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 328d 32 45 $36,380 $39,000
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $38,220 $41,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $39,095 $41,950
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $40,475 $43,450
4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 335i 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $46,640 $50,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,574
$30,815
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,950
$32,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$566 / month
$549 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Infiniti Q40 is, literally, last year's model. Alongside the new Q50 it offers a compelling, more vivid driving experience -- albeit with far less refinement. The 2015 BMW 3-Series lineup is a sport sedan at heart, but with Sports Wagon and Gran Turismo (hatchback) models, it's a lot more than that.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
187.9 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 13
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3624 3295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
269 @ 5200 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7 L/226 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
328 @ 7000 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 36
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
INFINITI Q40 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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